Survivor’s pension

This page provides information on the conditions of eligibility for receiving an OASI survivor’s pension.

General conditions:

An OASI survivor’s pension is payable if:

  • The deceased has paid contributions for at least one year, or

  • The deceased qualifies for one year of parental or care credits, or

  • The deceased’s spouse has paid at least twice the minimum contribution.

Entitlement to a survivor’s pension starts on the first day of the month following the death of the (divorced) spouse or parent.

Entitlement to a widow’s or widower’s pension ceases on remarriage. Any benefits that may have been unduly paid must be returned. An orphan’s pension continues to be paid.

Survivor’s pensions:

Last modification 27.11.2017

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